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Daily Digest: March 5, 2009
 
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Atempo Introduces Critical New Mailbox Management Enhancements to Atempo Digital Archive for Messaging
ADAM 2.2 Further Delivers Increased Mac Support and New File Archiving Integration

Survey of Spam Control Products, and Survey of Archiving Products -- See what others think of these products/services. If you add your own data, we will send you a summary of the findings.

Onset raised $3M to Expand Mobile Compliance Solution
Company to invest in pioneering METAmessage Advanced Compliance Tool

No-cost Policy and Procedure Compliance Solution from SWING Software
New SWING DocPublisher Express Edition is a no-cost solution to company Policy & Procedure Management

Messaging & Collaboration

Sendio Introduces Expanded Marketing, Technical Support and Lead Generation Incentive Benefits for Resellers in New Partner Program
E-mail security innovator focuses on channel to expand and leverage market opportunity for its E-mail Security Platform

Australian Company Deploys Websense Secure Web Gateway for Web 2.0 Protection  
Comment on Websense here

Rockline Implements Mimecast's SaaS-based Email Management Platform to Consolidate IT Costs  

ConnectWise Announces Integration with Reflexion's Hosted Email Solutions  

Sunbelt Software Announces New Detection Technology in VIPRE Antivirus Product Line
"MX-Virtualization" dramatically improves detection of new malware threats

Active Gossip Threads

Latest Buzz ... Exchange Losing Ground to Gmail in SMB

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Lotus Foundations: Excellent for Small Offices

We were recently updated on Lotus Foundations. In a nutshell:

  • Designed to host prepackaged Linux (and later this year, prepackaged Windows) applications.
  • Aimed, initially, at Lotus collaboration offerings (Domino, Sametime, etc.) and vertical market applications.
  • Designed to be drop shipped to a remote location (SMB or branch office).
    • Unpacked and connected to the Internet by local personnel.
    • Flash memory-based Operating System (OS) performs:
      • Disk partitioning and formatting;
      • Copies itself to a partition on each disk; and
      • Calls home.
    • Completely configured, monitored, and managed remotely by a VAR, or corporate IT department.
  • Automated, incremental backup, to externally accessible, hot-swappable, disk-based, unit.
    • Local personnel must rotate backup units on a scheduled (daily, weekly, etc., as appropriate) basis.
  • Launched in January 2008.
    • Based on technology from IBM's Nitix acquisition.
  • Target market to be extended this year from SMBs to enterprise branch offices.
  • Support for prepackaged Windows applications also coming this year.
    • Prepackaging = preconfigured Windows Server OS + preconfigured Windows application in a VMware image.
    • VMware host support of clean/dirty block markers on VMware virtual disks (VDs),
      • To allow for incremental backup of Windows file system blocks by Linux host

Pricing:

  • Software list prices: $299 base server. CALs including Domino, anti-spam and anti-virus, are $149 each. Software assurance is around 20%.
  • Hardware list prices: $2,409 for base system; 3,279 for high-end system with Intel X3330 2.66GHZ Quad Core Zeon processor, 500GB, 1TB backup drive.

... David Ferris and Nick Shelness

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